New Cast Members Announced for the Second Season of March comes in like a lion

New cast members have been announced for the forthcoming second season of the March comes in like a lion anime:

  • Houchu Ohtsuka is Sakutarō Yanagihara
  • Aoi Yūki is Megumi Takagi
  • Asuka Nishi is Chiho Sakura

The second season of March comes in like a lion is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 14, 2017.

Source: ANN

Yaoi Publisher SuBLime Delivers the Romantic Comedy Manga Jackass!

SuBLime announces the English-language debut of creator Scarlet Beriko’s Jackass! on October 10, 2017.

Jackass! is rated “M” for Mature Readers and will be available as a single-volume release in both print and digital formats. Print editions will carry an MSRP of $12.99 U.S. / $17.99 CAN each. The digital versions will carry an MSRP of $6.99 U.S. Readers have two methods of digital access to the volume on – via a DRM-free downloadable PDF, viewable on any enabled eReader device and computer, as well as via the online manga viewer. Readers can also purchase a digital version through the NOOK, Kindle and Kobo eReaders as well as on Google Play.

In Jackass!, practical Keisuke’s incredibly handsome best friend Masayuki has always rubbed him just a little bit the wrong way. Maybe it’s because Masayuki is rich, carefree, and so stunningly handsome that he can, and does, have any girl he wants. But one day, when Keisuke accidentally wears his older sister’s panty hose to gym class, it’s suddenly his hot friend who’s doing the rubbing… on Keisuke’s panty hose-clad legs. Has he unwittingly unleashed a secret fetish that will change their relationship forever?

“Fans are going to enjoy this steamy love story that explores an unexpected sexual attraction between best friends and the sticky situations they find themselves in,” says SuBLime Editor, Jennifer LeBlanc. “Find out how a pair of panty hose can change the lives of best friends in this exciting fall release!”

Yaoi manga creator Scarlet Beriko began her career in 2010, and she has since gone on to create several manga in the BL genre, including Minori no Te, Yondaime Ooyamato Tatsuyuki, and Jealousy. She has also published several tutorials on drawing manga.

VIZ Media Announces Special Events, Activities, and Exclusives at New York Comic Con

VIZ Media details special creator events, official panels, fun booth activities, and retail exclusives during New York Comic Con 2017.

New York Comic Con takes place October 5–8, 2017 at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan and is the nation’s biggest pop culture convention. The annual event plays host to the latest and greatest in comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and television. For more information, please visit VIZ Media will be located at Booth #1336.

This year, VIZ Media proudly welcomes the creative team behind The Legend of Zelda manga series, Akira Himekawa (A. Honda and S. Nagano), as New York Comic Con Guests of Honor. Fans will be able to catch the duo’s first East Coast professional appearance as they participate in several panel discussions and autograph sessions throughout the convention.

VIZ Media / New York Comic Con Panels & Special Events Include:

Thursday, October 5, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm VIZ Media Panel with Special Guests Room 1A06
Join us for exciting announcements, exclusive first looks at new titles, and prizes. Akira Himekawa will also make a special appearance.

Friday, October 6, 2017

4:00pm – 5:00pm THE LEGEND OF ZELDA Panel Room 1A06
Welcome the creators behind the bestselling The Legend of Zelda manga, Akira Himekawa, as they discuss the work on their hit series. Fans attending this panel will receive a special collectible.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

1:45pm – 2:45pm Shonen Jump Panel Room 1A10
Hang out with the U.S and Japanese editors of the world’s most popular manga. We’ve got exciting news about what we’re doing to bring you the world’s best manga.

NYCC On-Site Akira Himekawa Autograph Sessions Include:

Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 6:00pm – limited to 100 people
Friday, October 6, 2017 at 6:30pm – limited to 100 people

Signing session attendees will each receive an exclusive shikishi art board from VIZ Media for Akira Himekawa to autograph. Official signings are ticketed before the event. Please visit the NYCC Pre-Show Lotteries page for more information, at

NYCC Presents – Akira Himekawa Off-Site Autograph Sessions:

Barnes & Noble Tribeca Book Store, 97 Warren St, New York, NY 10007
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1:30pm

Kinokuniya Book Store, 1073 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY 10018
Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:30pm

Be among the first 100 people to purchase any The Legend of Zelda manga from the Barnes & Noble Tribeca and Kinokuniya stores that day, and receive a wristband for the autograph session. Signing session attendees may choose to have either their purchased manga or a VIZ Media-supplied shikishi board signed.

Akira Himekawa at the Nintendo World Store Rockefeller Center, 10 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020
Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 2:00pm

An encore appearance by The Legend of Zelda manga creators. Event details will be announced shortly by the Nintendo World Store.

Check the daily schedule for fun activities taking place at the VIZ Media booth, including:

  • RWBY In-Booth Signing Session – Celebrate the upcoming release of the RWBY manga. Meet Barbara Dunkelman, voice of Yang, and Gray Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth’s animation, and get a personalized, signed RWBY poster. – Friday, October 6, 2017 at 5:30pm
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Pose Off – It’s more fun than you can… STAND! Strike a pose with one of our JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure cosplayers and epic, life-sized Jotaro statue, and get a free art card set featuring favorite characters from Stardust Crusaders.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Bag Giveaway – Get a legendary drawstring bag to keep your rupees secure
  • Tokyo Ghoul: Re Pin Collection – Stop the Ghoul threat. Visit the VIZ Media booth each day to pick up exclusive Tokyo Ghoul: Re pins, available in three different designs.

The VIZ Media retail area will offer a variety of NYCC 2017 exclusives. Each purchase comes with a special VIZ Media 2017 exclusive tote bag offered in three designs featuring Sailor Moon, Shonen Jump (featuring Boruto and One-Punch Man) and Pokemon. Additional notable VIZ Media products include:

Exclusive & Limited-Edition

  • One-Punch Man and One Piece Manga Replicas – exclusive from Japan: $15 each
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Jotaro Kujo Figure: $60
  • Naruto Shippuden Enamel Sliding Pin: $10

Pre-Street / Pre-Order Items

  • Hello Kitty & Friends Coloring Book: $17
  • Tokyo Ghoul: Re Volume 1: $13
  • Tokyo Ghoul Illustrations: Zakki: $25

Special Bundles And Gifts With Purchase

  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations Manga Volumes 1-2 – with exclusive postcard set: $15
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Manga Volumes 1-2 – with exclusive gift with purchase poster: $15
  • Premium Weekly Shonen Jump Annual Subscription – with exclusive Weekly Shonen Jump Hat and Yu-Gi-Oh! trading Card: $30

More Cast Members Announced for the Inuyashiki Anime

More cast members have been announced for the forthcoming anime adaptation of the Inuyashiki manga:

  • Sumire Uesaka is Mari Inuyashiki
  • Sumire Morohoshi is Shion Watanabe

It has also been revealed that Qaijff will perform the ending theme song “Ai wo Oshietekureta Kimi e” (To You Who Taught Me Love).

Keiichi Satou is the chief director of the series at studio MAPPA. Shuhei Yabuta is directing the series. Hiroshi Seko is in charge of anime’s series composition, and Naoyuki Onda is designing the characters.

Inuyashiki is scheduled to premiere on Japanese television on October 12, 2017.

Source: ANN

Hayabusa-chan mo Tondemasu Manga Goes on Hiatus

This year’s 19th issue of Kodansha’s Evening magazine has announced that manga creator Mohiro Kitoh is putting his Hayabusa-chan mo Tondemasu (Hayabusa-chan is Flying Too) manga on hiatus due to having to recover from surgery for his spinal canal stenosis. Kitoh noted that he will somehow be able to return to normal and work on the manga again.

The manga focuses on Hayabusa, a girl who is actually a god. The story begins when Hayabusa is looking intently at a man eating croquettes in a park. When the man gives her a croquette, she sprouts mechanical wings and flies away. When the man returns the next day, Hayabusa is there to thank him and offers him a ride in the sky, for which she turns into a Ki-43 Hayabusa fighter plane to do so.

Hayabusa-chan mo Tondemasu launched in Evening on January 10, 2017.

Source: ANN

Dance With Devils: Fortuna Film Recasts Lord Nesta

The official website for Rejet and Elements Garden’s Dance with Devils: Fortuna anime film has announced that Rikiya Koyama will voice Lord Nesta in the film. He will replace Keiji Fujiwara, who played the character in the game and television anime.

Fujiwara’s Air Agency announced in August 2016 that Fujiwara was taking a break “for a while” from his voice acting activities to undergo medical treatment for an unspecified illness, but announced in June 2017 that Fujiwara is taking steps to slowly start resuming his work.

Dance with Devils: Fortuna will premiere in Japan on November 4, 2017.

Source: ANN

ID-0 Anime to Debut on Netflix on October 6, 2017

Netflix will begin streaming ID-0, World Cosplay Summit’s original anime project, on October 6, 2017.

Goro Taniguchi directed the series at Sanzigen. Yousuke Kuroda supervised and wrote the series scripts, Kanetake Ebikawa is credited with “mechanic character design,” and Hiromi Kato adapted Range Murata’s original character designs for animation. Fumihiro Katagai, Takeshi Takakura, and Takayuki Yanase designed the mecha, and Seiichi Shirato is credited as a researcher.

Sayaka Sasaki performed the opening theme song “ID-0,” and Hironobu Kageyama performed the ending theme song “Stellar Compass.”

ID-0 premiered on Japanese television on April 9, 2017.

Source: ANN